Recipe: St. Paddy's Day Cocktails
Posted by Cat Meeker on March 14, 2012 at 9:48 AM
Let's not pretend that St. Patrick's Day being on a Saturday this year means anything other than all day partying. It's all fun and games until you wake up on Sunday and recall all those green beers...and all the extra calories. Not to worry, here are three green cocktails that will add to your fun, but not your waistline.
Get Lucky Margarita
67 calories, 10 grams sugar
A take on the healthy margarita, this yummy cocktail has shockingly few calories. A little sweet and a lot boozy, the St. Paddy’s Day-themed drink is enhanced by a splash of freshly squeezed lime.
3 oz. Kiwi Strawberry Sparkling ICE
1 oz. tequila
Splash of triple sec
Fresh squeezed lime
Shake and pour into a chilled rocks glass rimmed in salt.
149 calories, 13.5 grams sugar
No St. Patrick’s Day party is complete without a shamrock shot among friends. Melon liquor infuses each one of these lower-calorie libations with flavor and a festive green hue.
2 oz. vodka
1 oz. DeKuyper® Melon Liqueur
Splash of lemon lime soda
Combine in cocktail shaker with ice, shake, pour and serve.
Kiss Me, I'm Irish
206 calories, 4.5 grams sugar
This lucky, low-cal cocktail gets its bright green color from melon liquor and its refreshing taste from sparkling wine. Every bubbly sip is worth the 206 calories this drink will cost you.
2 1/2 oz. VOGA Sparkling
1 oz. Midori Melon Liquor
1 oz. vodka
1 1/2 oz. lemonade
In a shaker, combine ice, VOGA Sparkling, vodka, and lemonade. Stir gently and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Adapted from Shape.